Thaandavam is a 2012 Indian Tamil action thriller movie written and directed by A. L. Vijay, starring Vikram, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson and Lakshmi Rai. It is produced by UTV Motion Pictures and features music composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar. Thaandavam was released worldwide on 28 September 2012 mixed critical reviews. Its dubbed Telugu version, Siva Thaandavam, was released on 5 October 2012.
On 1 January 2010, a sudden bomb blast occurs in London, killing several people. The scene shifts to the same place after exactly a year, where a blind man Kenny Thomas (Vikram) lays flowers on the memorial and mourns someone’s death during the bomb blast. He is then given some secret details by a mysterious woman. Kenny then takes a taxi driven by Satyan (Santhanam) who is a comical Tamil guy. He drops Kenny at a place and waits for him to return. But Kenny actually goes inside to kill someone. He kills him and throws him down. Seeing the corpse, Satyan flees. During this entire scene, Kenny is shown to produce a sound from his mouth, to find his way, which is later shown as echolocation. Later Kenny is shown to play piano in a local church, and as he is blind, he has so many people who care for him. In the meantime, Kenny carries out two more murders, taking the same taxi driven by the innocent Satyan, following instructions from the mysterious woman.
Sarah Vinayagam (Amy Jackson), a British-born Indian girl, wins the Miss London title, and to build her social profile, she goes to Kenny’s church and acts like helping out there. Initially Kenny does not like her, but eventually they become friends. Sara’s father is a doctor, who supports Kenny as he is blind. Police officer Veerakathi (Nasser), a British Tamil, is the officer in charge of the murders. As the autopsy of the murdered victims takes place under Sara’s father, Naarakathi visits him and comes to know about Kenny, who is admitted there for a small accident. Verrakathi initially suspects Kenny but is not convinced that he is the murderer. As Satyam is found on all the murder spots, the police arrest him, suspecting that he must be having a connection with the murders. But Satyan manages to find a picture of Kenny from a local newspaper and informs Veerakathi. Satyan is released and he meets Sara, and both of them go to a place (which she comes to know from Kenny’s phone, which he misses during a fight with the local thugs). They reach there in time to see Kenny almost kill a guy named Victor (a steel company owner). But Kenny flees the scene after seeing them and takes Satyan’s taxi to escape. As he is blind, he runs the taxi into a river along with Satyan and Sara. Later they are shown to be in a river bank shocked. Sara and Satyan try to escape, where they see Geetha (Lakshmi Rai), who confronts Sara and Satyan, and reveals the real identity of Kenny….
Directed by A. L. Vijay
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala & Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written by A. L. Vijay
Starring Vikram, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson, Lakshmi Rai
Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography Nirav Shah
Edited by Anthony
Production UTV Motion Pictures & ShowMaker Regional Pictures
Distributed by ShowMaker Regional Pictures
Release dates 28 September 2012
Running time 156 minutes